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Old February 10 2013, 10:51 PM   #1
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Zombie Apocalypse Survival Team

Here is one team made up of the women of Star Trek:

Alynna Nechayev as team leader. In order to survive a zombie apocalypse, you need a hard-ass to take charge, make the tough choices no one wants to make for the greater good, then be willing to stand by those choices. I know there a re those who don't like Nechayev, branding her a 'bitch', but to me she was a great leader, deserving of her rank and status, so she had to lead my crack team. [Why not Janeway? She was far too unstable. With different writers going off in odd tangents she had no consistancy, and in a situation like this you need a level head]

Kira Nerys as the brawler. There is no better fighter in Trek than Kira (IMO), used to going up against impossible odds with next to nothing and taking on far bigger opponents. She was tough, feisty and always up for a good fight.

B'Elanna Torres as weapons expert. She mastered Dreadnought, and proved more handy with a phaser than just about any other engineer (except maybe O'Brien). Plus with her Klingon half, she has the endurance and stamina to keep going no matter what.

Jadzia Dax as the brains. Eight life times, including an engineer, pilot and scientist, what more could you want. If she can't think up a solution to a problem, then its likely there isn't a solution. [Why not Seven or T'Pol? Both characters were alright, but too much emphasis was placed on their looks and chests. Ialways found Jadzia a far more interesting character all round]

Selar as medic. I loved Suzie Plakson in any Trek role, but Selar holds a special place in my appreciation. The only episode she appears in she had more life to her than Pulaski did in a whole season. With her emotional detatchment, she can treat any wound or injury without losing her head and stay focused on what needs to be done. [Why not Crusher or Pulaski? Pulaski was just terrible, I almost made her the one who died. As for Crusher, I do like her, but for this scenario I'd rather have a Vulcan treating the injured]

Natasha Yar as speed fighter. I have no idea what the title is about, it was just used on all the examples I found. I chose Yar, because in Encounter at Farpoint she proves quick and nimble beating up one of Q's guards. I always did see her being a fighter who uses speed rather than strength, plus it gets her back doing what she was meant to.

Guinan as mascot. She may be the mascot, but she isn't to be underestimated (Q is afraid of her for some reason). I see her as being the one who surprises everyone in the end and saves the day.

Nu-Uhura as the one who dies first. I loved the original. Nichelle Nichols brought a warm, kind and likeable character to our screens (who was of course very underused). So what do they do for the reboot? Make her abrasive, snooty and cold, with the only new aspect of character development being that she shags her professor and then uses that as blackmail to get a better assignment. In short, she was just awful. [Why not Pulaski? At least with her, you could see what the PTB were doing, creating a McCoy-esque character as a foil to Picard. She had a few moments where she averaged out to be ok]
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